MILLKWOOD is well clear of the opposition on official figures. He's unproven on this surface but recent placed efforts in testing ground suggest it will be no problem and John Davies' charge gets the vote to finally open his account. Pearl Noir finished nearly last here on his latest start but stablemate Jiminy went close over track and trip on only his second outing and looks a threat. Chessfield Park has plenty to find with the latter and Scent Of Roses makes more appeal despite returning from a lengthy lay-off.
Chessfield Park 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Max The Machine (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Jiminy 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and hard pressed 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Max The Machine (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Knockamany Bends (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 8l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-0) at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Millkwood 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Pearl Noir 5-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 11l behind Max The Machine (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Beacon Tarn 10-3 (8-7) Bumped start, with winner, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 4l behind Sixty Minutes (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Mrs Medley 80-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, soon lost place, last of 8, 14l behind Talqaa (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Prom Dress 16-1 (9-6) Pulled hard held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 15l behind Entrapping (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Robyn 33-1 (9-0) Pressed leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Martial Art (9-5) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Scent Of Roses (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Close up, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Royal Guinevere (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.